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Millennium Research Group Analyst Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2016

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  1. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Millennium Research Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for new graduate to gain some working experience

    Cons

    Salary is lower than the average in consulting industry

    Advice to Management

    It is better to provide longer training

    Millennium Research Group2016-04-27
  2. "good work experience"

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    Data Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Millennium Research Group for less than a year

    Pros

    very comfortable working environment. Low pressure to work.

    Cons

    a really really low salary.

    Millennium Research Group2015-09-25
  3. Helpful (8)

    "The glowing reviews are BS from HR or Management. The savage ones are from the inexperienced or entitled"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Millennium Research Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is filled with fun young people. There are some opportunities to go to conferences in the US/Europe/China. Some great experiences for new grads.

    Cons

    OK to start, yes management is near uniformly composed of people who have never worked anywhere else, which makes them quite inexperienced in most instances. They like to create the impression of fostering an open environment where all employees can make suggestions however that isn't the case. Management distrusts the typical employee and sees them as incapable of making strategic decisions. They prefer MRG to... function as a report factory, which in a way has made the job of reports analysts easier and all but eliminated the unpaid overtime that most analysts were expected to work. The unpaid overtime is now worked by a handful of more senior analysts who aren't paid Back to management. Speaking up about the less than optimal practices at MRG can actually get you in trouble as a few select analysts have found. Best to stay quiet and assume your place in the report factory assembly line quality be damned. Which leads me to promotions. There are A LOT of very intelligent, hard working people at MRG. Some of them are (rightly) promoted. Others are actually abysmal at their job but party with management or know how to put on a fake friendly personality (like nearly everyone in management) so they get ahead. These people, like everyone else at the company, do work hard, well most of them, so maybe it isn't fair to begrudge them a promotion. It just seems odd that the same phony, semi-sociopathic personalities seem to get ahead as those running the joint. Can't be a coincidence can it? Which brings us to pay. Why are promotions so important? Cause you won't see a pay raise till you get a promotion. And you'll be starting at a very low base. Quarterly compensation reviews were introduced years ago as a means of employee retention when there was a biblical flood of employees leaving. These quarterly reviews have since been taken away and pay increases have been restricted to those getting promotions (and maybe management). How about bonuses? Well since we can't hit our targets that's been an issue too. The max you'll get is 5-7% of your salary which will start in the 40-44k area. The benefits are ok. There is no employee RRSP package. Now all the above certainly sucks. Still, this is not atypical of new grad/first job establishments. You will get opportunities to learn something valuable and transferable. You will make potentially valuable connections. You will probably have to work pretty hard at times, which will act as a crash course on what the rest of your career will be like. My suggestion is to suck it up and give MRG six to 12 months and then attempt to move on. Try not to be too sensitive as hard as that might be, and try not to take things too personally. You could certainly do worse for a first job out of school. Just don't plan a career at MRG. Management certainly doesn't imagine you will.

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    Advice to Management

    Having revenue problems? Maybe cutting costs to maintain margins isn't always the best solution especially when it costs you incredibly talented analysts and possibly clients along the way. How about promoting your products instead? You know when you have employees who have a stated interest in never managing people? How about not forcing them to, you know, manage people? It does them and the employees who work... with them no good. Managing people is more than just smiling at them in the halls and planning once a year team outings. It's not surprising that upper management doesn't understand this since they never leave their offices. Your employees can spot a phony a mile away. Give us some credit. Oh and the only thing you're double-doubling is your free garbage coffee. Actually to be fair the coffee isn't that bad.

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    Millennium Research Group2014-11-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for career starters"

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    Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Millennium Research Group for more than a year

    Pros

    People are young. The culture is open. The salary is on the lower side comparing peers in the industry.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to have a better long term view of the company.

    Millennium Research Group2014-11-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Spiraling downhill"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Millennium Research Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros at this company.

    Cons

    Salary, exit options, high turnover...

    Advice to Management

    Get actual managers with experience rather than having "managers" in their 20's with no actual idea of what they're doing running the show.

    Millennium Research Group2014-11-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of purpose and stability"

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    Former Contractor - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Millennium Research Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues were friendly, work environment was relaxed, and everyone was friendly

    Cons

    Pay was low, tasks can be quite menial at times, and people move in and out of the company all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a clearer sense of purpose. More engagement and interaction between employees and senior management would help.

    Millennium Research Group2014-07-13
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    "Former analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Millennium Research Group full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for new grads in healthcare/market research/consulting. youthful/friendly culture and your colleagues become great connections in the future. location (downtown core) is great.

    Cons

    some issues with long hours, comparatively low pay, slow growth (in terms of promotion), and micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    analysts need to be valued in order for the company to retain and nurture true talents. sales teams and analysts should be valued equally and analysts should get more opportunities to interact directly with clients rather than be shielded by them by sales/managers.

    Millennium Research Group2014-03-20
  8. "great company with nice people"

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    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millennium Research Group for less than a year

    Pros

    great in house coffee,tim hortons on monday morning; a lot of gathering event among employees

    Cons

    it is too quite for me

    Advice to Management

    well done!

    Millennium Research Group2013-09-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management covers their own asses while the $-H-I-T rolls downhill to analysts"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Millennium Research Group full-time

    Pros

    Analysts are a good group of people and fun to be around.

    Cons

    Where's the direction? Where's the development? Sales underperformance is always attributed to the product and not to sales/marketing/product management efforts. Analysts are always leaving because our work isnt appreciated and the salaries reflect this.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Try bringing in some experienced managers instead of a bunch of former analysts with no management experience.

    Millennium Research Group2013-05-14
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Reasonable place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Millennium Research Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are generally young, energetic and fun

    Cons

    If you want your reports to have credibility a significant amount of unpaid overtime (evenings/weekends) will need to be worked. The compensation is flat and the focus is on pumping out reports and only minimal improvements on past reports on made in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better opportunities for advancement and harness the creativity and talent of your hires. A lot of smart people work at this company, however, they are pigeon-holed into report writing etc. Focus on quality of your data (ie # of data sources), it is not acceptable in many instances.

    Millennium Research Group2013-04-10
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